University of California Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan


You may enroll in the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) through one of two methods depending on your individual situation. Please read the following questions very carefully and click the appropriate link for your enrollment:

  • Are you enrolling in PSBP for the first time, but you do not have a Social Security Number yet?
  • Are you enrolling your spouse/domestic partner in the PSBP and s/he does not have a Social Security Number?
  • Are you already enrolled in PSBP but want to make a change, such as add a newborn, add your newly eligible spouse/domestic partner or adopted child? (Note that children do not need Social Security numbers). In other words, this is not your initial enrollment.
  • Is it past your 31-day Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE)?
  • Were you recently a graduate student at a UC campus?
  • Are you transferring from one campus to another, or transferring from a faculty/staff position to a postdoc eligible position?*
  • Were you ever enrolled in any other UC sponsored plan?
  • Are you opting out of coverage?

*Please note, if you are transferring from one department to another, you are not eligible to make plan changes or add dependents unless there was a qualifying life event.  However, you should have your new department notify your previous department, in writing, when the transfer has been made in the payroll system.

If you answered YES to ANY of these questions click here to perform the enrollment process

If you answered NO to ALL of these questions, please click on the link below. Please note: Once you click on the following link, you will be prompted for your Social Security Number and password. Please input your date of birth as your password in the following format: MMDDYYYY. For example, if your date of birth is January 5th, 1975, you would input the date as 01051975.

To ensure the delivery of your ID cards, please use the following format when inputting your address:

If you have an apartment number, please enter it in Address Line #2.

For the HMO plans you must use a valid residential California address. For the California PPO plans you must use a valid residential California address. For the Out-Of-State PPO plans you must use a valid residential USA address. You cannot use a campus address.

Garnett-Powers is pleased to offer a PSBP Customer Service Representative, dedicated to this program. Please address benefit and enrollment questions to:

Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc.
23361 Madero, Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Or call us Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Toll free at 1-800-254-1758

Contact PSBP Services

We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.

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